Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Microsoft Support tells us to keep moving the mouse!


The problem: When you try to return data from Microsoft Query 97 to a Microsoft Excel 97 worksheet, the spinning globe icon (which signifies that a query is processing) may appear for a long time, and then the query returns no data to your worksheet.

So what do you do? Well, you go to Microsoft's online support to get some answer of course and you come across a method (see Method 2) to work around the problem. Ok. Are you ready for the solution? Here it is: If you move your mouse pointer continuously while the data is being returned to Microsoft Excel, the query may not fail. Do not stop moving the mouse until all the data has been returned to Microsoft Excel.

Keep moving your mouse pointer! Brilliant! Or is this the worst workaround ever? Apparently, according to some folks at Reddit who has experienced the miracle of the moving mouse, it is indeed a valid workaround for various software products, not just Microsoft.

(Thanks GeekGod)

Previously: Microsoft names research project Cibai, women all over the world feels liberated!

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